Tottenham ace Defoe: Among biggest games of my career
Defoe trained on Tuesday after missing Saturday's win at Stoke and can't wait to be part of a ‘rocking' evening at the Lane.
"It's one of the biggest games of my career, but not just for me, for all the players," Defoe told the Spurs website. "Everyone is looking forward to it.
"We worked so hard last season to get here, showed great consistency to finish fourth and that's difficult in such a hard league. Now we want to make the most of it, win this game and get through to the group stages.
"The stadium will be rocking as it always is. It's something the fans have been looking forward to for a number of years and to be involved in a game like this is great.
"It's a massive occasion and everyone wants to play in the Champions League.
"On Tuesday or Wednesday nights you don't want to be at home watching Eastenders, you want at the Lane playing against some of the best players in the world, or playing at their fantastic stadiums.
"For a lot of the lads it's the first time we've played in the Champions League and it's great, especially after putting all the hard work in last season. We all feel we deserve to be on that stage."